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yoga for schools

Creating and providing customized classes to align with school focus and goals.

Inspiring children and teachers through yoga to believe, love and accept themselves.

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learning to breathe

Creating the space to be calm, centred and peaceful while being present. Learn to self-regulate and respond rather than to react.

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mindfulness and focus

Increasing awareness, being present, expanding the heart and calming and nourishing the body through gentle poses.

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balance and strength

Movement through story telling and poses so as to balance and strengthen the body and spirit.

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building self-esteem

Connecting students with their heart, nourishing their soul and growing their love of self.

what children at schools say

“ My favorite part of yoga was you were so sweet, you gave us some challenges and you made yoga fun by telling fun and important stories. ”

“ My favorite part of yoga was the tree pose because you get to stand on one foot and try to balance. It reminds me to be grounded.”

“ I learned to be a bucket filler. I enjoyed the peaceful warrior. You challenged us. ”

“ My favorite part of yoga was I did the tree and the candle. ”

“ My favorite part of yoga was you helped me to stay true to myself. ”

“ My favorite part of yoga is learning how to breathe. ”

about the instructor

Andrea Cerutti a.k.a "YogaLady" is an educator and an enthusiastic, energetic and creative Canadian Yoga Alliance Certified Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (CYA-CYT) who has been practicing various forms of Yoga for over 22 years.

She is empathetic and dedicated towards the overall emotional, cognitive, spiritual and physical well being of children. She is highly motivated to encourage children to believe, love and accept themselves. A parent of three that is inspired and humbled by the magic of children every day.

Experience

STM “YogaLady” and Parent Volunteer
160 classes and teacher workshop
44 "parent led" volunteer classes

Elementary School Teacher

Certification

Canadian Yoga Alliance Certified Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher

Certified Children's Yoga Instructor

Reiki Master Certification

Certified Fitness Instructor

Degrees

Bachelor's of Education
Brevet - Elementary & Intermediate
James McGill Award - Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor's of Arts
Psychology (Major)
Linguistics (Minor)

what teachers and staff say

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“ Thank you @andreainlight for an incredible morning session of contemplative breathing, yoga and staff wellness. You have inspired and energized #STMOttawa Staff spirits! #gratitude #breathe #ocsb

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“ A huge thank you to Andrea for expertly leading each class through 4 contemplative breathing sessions! The students learned to control their body and breathing as they reflected on positive self-image through engaging connections like the 7 Grandfather Teachings. #STMottawa

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“ The students always feel great after our Contemplative Breathing sessions. @ThomasMoreOCSB

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“ Thank you @andreainlight for leading and teaching #STMOttawa's Contemplative Breathing and Stretching. #wellness #ocsb

yoga class resources

Children's yoga classes leverage these and other beautiful resources:

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